Manchester Ship Canal
|Function / usage:||
|height difference||17.2 m|
|volume of extracted material||45 000 000 m³|
|cost of construction||Pound sterling 15 500 000|
UK parliamentary assent.
Opened to traffic.
Queen Elizabeth II Dock opened at western end.
Most of Salford docks at eastern end closed and area redeveloped to include museums and The Lowry Arts Centre.
Estimated cost was 8,000,000GBP but actual cost rose to 15,500,000GBP. Most of original shares bought by middle and lower socio-economic groups of Manchester area.
Relevant Web Sites
- The Manchester Ship Canal. In: Engineering, v. 57 (January 1894), pp. 97-142.
- The Manchester Ship Canal. In: Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, v. 131 (November 1897), pp. 14-99. (1897):
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